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Cover for Tree-crop interactions: agroforestry in a changing climate.

This second edition, which includes 12 chapters, provides an important update on tree-crop interactions over the last two decades. Three new chapters have been added to describe the new advances in the relationship between climate change adaptation, rural development and how trees and agroforestry...

Author(s)
Ong, C. K.; Black, C. R.; Wilson, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645117)
Type
Book
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Cover for A framework for quantifying the various effects of tree-crop interactions.

This chapter briefly describes the individual effects of tree-crop interactions (soil fertility improvement, soil conservation, microclimate improvement and competition) and suggests how these may be quantified.

Author(s)
Ong, C. K.; Kho, R. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645117)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The water balance of mixed tree-crop systems.

This chapter reviews the beneficial and adverse effects of trees on crops with regard to water use and water balance, and considers how tree-crop interactions may change under different resource supply conditions and how the associated trade-offs may be controlled through management practices. The...

Author(s)
Bayala, J.; Wallace, J. S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645117)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Adaptation of crops to partial shade in mixed cropping systems.

This chapter focuses on the adaptation of crops to their habitat, and specifically to shade. It also examines adaptation parameters (leaf morphology and anatomy, chloroplast structure and characteristics, chlorophyll content and fluorescence, and net photosynthesis and stomatal conductance) that...

Author(s)
Bayala, J.; Sanou, J.; Teklehaimanot, Z.; Sinclair, F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645117)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Soil water.

The global water supply and demand are discussed, revealing water scarcity as an increasingly widespread agricultural constraint. The components of water balance are also discussed with particular reference to how the incorporation of trees in agricultural practices may affect the overall...

Author(s)
Teixeira, W. G.; Sinclair, F. L.; Huwe, B.; Schroth, G.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995939)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Traditional silvoarable systems and their evolution in Greece.

Traditional silvoarable systems occur in several parts of Greece and play an important role in the local economy. They also play a very important ecological role because they prevent soil erosion and surface runoff. Several combinations of trees and crops were identified in a survey conducted...

Author(s)
Mantzanas, K.; Tsatsiadis, E.; Ispikoudis, I.; Papanastasis, V. P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Alternatives to traditional annual crop agriculture in the uplands - biophysical evidence from the Manupali River Watershed.

Results are presented of field experiments during 1998-2003 in the Manupali River Watershed (Mindanao, Philippines) designed to evaluate tree-based (Eucalyptus grandis) and improved fallow (sunflower and Tithonia diversifolia) production systems with annual crops (tomato, maize, beans [Phaseolus]...

Author(s)
Midmore, D. J.; Poudel, D. D.; Nissen, T. M.; Daño, A.; Zhu, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999128)
Type
Book chapter

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